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City’s Main Street Park development proceeding

The latest in a long-term park development behind Dawsonville's Municipal Complex has taken a potential step forward.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Reservoir leaps one more hurdle to permitting

After several years of planning and development, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority is nearing completion on the first phase of its Russell Creek Reservoir.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Kindergarten registration April 17

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Musician and storyteller to perform at library

The Dawson County Public Library will soon play host to a nationally known singer and storyteller.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Week highlights children of all abilities

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Program helps Dawson County students achieve

Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education.

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Voters approve education tax extension

Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time.

The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor to 79 votes (16.56 percent) against it.

March 17, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Schools plan make-up days

Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Sales tax referendum set for next week

Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School system names new football coach

Dawson County High School has a new head football coach.

March 10, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Sid Maxwell named Dawson head football coach

Dawson County High School has a new head football coach.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs

Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


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Articles By Author - David Renner


City’s grant request denied

What was originally thought a "sure-fire" grant request has, instead, left city officials scratching their heads.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Student arrested with shotgun in truck on campus

A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested Tuesday afternoon for possession of a weapon on campus.

April 14, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Monitor honored by peers

As part of a 15-year tradition, Dawson County educators have recognized one of their own for excellence in special education.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Exceptional games moved due to rain

Exceptional student athletes will have to wait another week to participate in the Dawson/Lumpkin Spring Games.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Tech students awarded for hard work

The Dawson Campus of Lanier Technical College now has two more accolades to add to the list.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Phillips sworn in for remainder of term

While there was no official election for the city, City Councilman Caleb Phillips was sworn in during the city of Dawsonville's regular called meeting.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Top of class

The scores are in and totals tallied for Dawson County High School's class of 2015's valedictorian and salutatorian.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs

K.A.R.E. for Kids and Dawson County couldn't have asked for better weather Saturday for kids to hunt Easter eggs.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life

Harold Evans doesn't think he would be alive today if it weren't for Dawson County Parks and Recreation employee Billy Mahaffey.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Spring games benefit children

Athletes from both Dawson and Lumpkin counties will gather at Dawson County High School for the Dawson/Lumpkin Spring Games tomorrow.

April 01, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Charitable egg hunt this weekend

One Dawson County charity is gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the year.

April 01, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Biggest fibber

Tracy Walker is the biggest liar in Dawson County. But don't let that deter you from visiting her at the library - that's her job.

April 01, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Dawson County signs first international athlete

One local quarterback made Dawson County High School history when he signed as its first international scholarship athlete last week.

March 31, 2015 | David Renner | High School


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